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Watch Glorious Chorus take shoppers by surprise at Gloucester Services

The choir had such a great time at Voices Now Gathering in Birmingham on 17th September that they decided to have one last sing on their way home! See them sing their 'Try/Stay With Me' mashup here.

Saved performed by Destiny Africa

Helen’s prize-winning song was picked up by Tin Pan Alley productions which is about to run a 12-part Sky TV songwriting contest. Saved came in at number 13 of the final songs chosen out of over 600 submitted - although it didn’t make the contest ex-Radio 1 DJ and Tin Pan Alley producer Mike Read loved the song so much he chose it to be arranged by Ugandan youth choir Destiny Africa who are touring around Europe at the moment. See what they did with the song by clicking below.

Glorious Chorus featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ programme!

Glorious Chorus featured in the ‘Meet My Choir’ slot on BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Choir’ programme on Sunday 5th June. Helen and some of her choir spoke about their time at Glorious Chorus and some of the choir’s music was played. Listen again to this by clicking here.

Director/Composer Helen Yeomans wins major prize at the UK Songwriting Contest!!!

Helen has been announced winner of the gospel/faith category with her song ‘Saved' in the 2015 international songwriting competition. The competition attracts over 7,000 entries in total and is one of most prestigious songwriting contests in the world with several international winners in this year’s contest. Glorious Chorus will be performing this outstanding song next summer and you can find it on the Love, Peace & Harmony CD on the CD Shop Page. You can also see the choir perform it on the video below. For all info about the contest, visit uksongwritingcontest.co.uk.

Stronger' video for Amnesty International

The acoustic version of Stronger came into being when Rob Johns sang it to Helen on her birthday back in 2009. It soon became a favourite at open mic sessions and other informal occasions. But it was during a voice camp, Rise Up Singing, in Dartmoor last summer 2011, when Helen heard Rob sing the song again and decided to record his version properly.

It also came to her that this is the 50th anniversary year for Amnesty International, one of Helen's favourite human rights organisations of which she is a member. Perhaps they could collaborate, given the shared concerns and themes of Amnesty and Glorious Chorus's music.... Helen wondered if a video highlighting these themes would enhance the song and bring awareness to Amnesty's causes. So, pressed for time, she enlisted the help of her 15-year old daughter, Lucy. Giving Lucy ideas for a slideshow and access to some royalty-free image banks, Lucy chose the images that were finally used for the Stronger video, and teased out the text from Amnesty's website. She worked out how to use i-movie and created the final product single-handedly.

So...a beautiful and moving video has been created through this collaboration, to illuminate the message in this song, and hopefully increase awareness for Amnesty International. We hope you enjoy it.

Stronger (acoustic version) download is now available on iTunes & Amazon.
All profits go to Amnesty International to celebrate it's 50th Anniversary.